Kristian von Hornsleth’s Ducati collection sure to arrest attention
It is almost impossible to make these Italian beauties more alluring, but London-based conceptual artist, Kristian von Hornsleth, thought otherwise. So what inspired this Danish artist to paint Ducati 1098 and 1198 in a riot of colours? Hornsleth says that when he asked one of the salesmen if it was dangerous to ride a bike that’s capable of doing 0-100 km/h in less than four seconds, the salesman was quick to reply, “You don’t feel anything as you hit the wall at 320 km/h”.
These special edition bikes come under Hornsleth’s ‘Kill Me Fast’ series and are priced at Rs 38 lakh in the UK. Since we can’t afford his piece of art, maybe if we save we might be able to get one of the posters!
Meanwhile, you may visit http://www.hornsleth.com/Hornsleth/Home/SHOP/POSTERS/2007/DUCATI-1/5-1-70.m to pick one up.
Words: Sarmad Kadiri